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Volkswagen, which as a group aspires to be the world leader in electric cars, says it has nothing but respect and admiration for industry agitator Tesla, Inc...

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L3Pilot autonomous driving test program launched in Europe
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L3Pilot autonomous driving test program launched in Europe

The European Research Project L3Pilot for autonomous drive systems has been launched this week, led by the Volkswagen Group. As part of the four-year program, the L3Pilot initiative includes a total of 13 vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, research institutes and universities, operating 100 vehicles with 1000 drivers to test automated driving technologies for both Level 3 and Level 4 standards...


Volkswagen boss discusses I.D. electric car family
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Volkswagen boss discusses I.D. electric car family

Volkswagen’s I.D. family of various mass-market electric cars - to enter production in 2020 at market-defining prices - will continue to grow, and run parallel to existing nameplates such as Golf, Tiguan and Passat. The company has so far previewed three EVs, headlined by the eponymous I.D...


Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Sportline now available from $45,990
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Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Sportline now available from $45,990

The Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Sportline has joined the Australian line-up this week ahead of deliveries commencing in December, starting at $45,990 before on-road costs. Slotting in under the 162TSI Highline variant, the Sportline trim brings a more affordable option to the performance Tiguan range in similar fashion to the Golf GTI Original and R Grid models recently announced for the Australian market...


Volkswagen Australia's hot hatch onslaught
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Volkswagen Australia's hot hatch onslaught

Australian buyers purchase more Volkswagen hot hatches per capita than almost every other market worldwide, giving the company's local arm an excuse to roll out new models and special editions over the next year or so. Around 25 per cent of all Golfs sold here, for instance, wear GTI or R badges...


2018 Volkswagen T-Roc production tripled, yet Australian timing still unclear
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2018 Volkswagen T-Roc production tripled, yet Australian timing still unclear

Volkswagen's Australian division desperately needs a small crossover to rival the Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Qashqai, and it has the perfect new model waiting in the wings - potentially. The chic little Volkswagen T-Roc made its official premiere this week at the Frankfurt motor show ahead of a rollout across Europe beginning from November...


Volkswagen Arteon to cost $65,490
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Volkswagen Arteon to cost $65,490

The Volkswagen Arteon luxury car will arrive in Australia this November - shortly after its world premiere - as the company's new flagship passenger car, part of its push into the premium part of the market. The spiritual successor to the CC takes the MQB architecture of the Passat but replaces the safe sedan/wagon design with a more daring, lean look that bears more than a passing resemblance (from some angles) to the Audi A5...


2018 Volkswagen Golf R wagon quick drive
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2018 Volkswagen Golf R wagon quick drive

The Volkswagen Golf R wagon becomes a fully-fledged offering in Australia from early 2018. But we're in Germany for the Frankfurt motor show, so we may as well have an early steer.


Volkswagen I.D Crozz full-electric crossover SUV on sale in 2020
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Volkswagen I.D Crozz full-electric crossover SUV on sale in 2020

Volkswagen has presented a sequel to the radical I.D Crozz electric crossover concept it premiered this past April in Shanghai — both of which preview the production car that’ll go on sale, with a range of up to 500km, in 2020. This 4.6-metre long (bigger than a Tiguan) coupe crossover will go on-sale at the same time as the $40k VW Golf-sized I...


2018 Volkswagen Passat, Tiguan initial details revealed in updated brochures
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2018 Volkswagen Passat, Tiguan initial details revealed in updated brochures

Details for the upgraded 2018 model-year Volkswagen Passat and Tiguan ranges have been released this week, via new brochures on the company's Australian website. While we're waiting to get the official word from Volkswagen Australia, keen-eyed CarAdvice reader, Nick, spotted the updates while configuring a Tiguan on the company's local online configurator...


2018 Volkswagen Polo review
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2018 Volkswagen Polo review

Mini Golf isn't just a fun game. It's also the best descriptor for the imminent 2018 Volkswagen Polo, which takes the company's smallest model (in Australia) to new heights, in terms of space, in-car tech and dynamic sophistication.


Volkswagen I.D. Crozz concept: 'Further developed' EV to debut in Frankfurt
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Volkswagen I.D. Crozz concept: 'Further developed' EV to debut in Frankfurt

Volkswagen has teased an updated version of the I.D. Crozz electric SUV concept, ahead of its reveal at the Frankfurt motor show next week. First revealed at the Shanghai motor show in April, the I.D. Crozz concept previews the company's vision for a coupe-styled electric SUV, one of five new models to be released under the I...


Volkswagen Amarok Aventura Exclusive: 190kW ute concept revealed for Frankfurt
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Volkswagen Amarok Aventura Exclusive: 190kW ute concept revealed for Frankfurt

Volkswagen is bringing a pair of special utes to the Frankfurt motor show next week: the Amarok Aventura Exclusive concept and the Amarok Dark Label special edition. Headlining the duo is the 'Tumeric Yellow' Aventura Exclusive concept, which features an uprated 190kW version of the current model's 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel, and is said to "offer a look at the future range-topping 3...


Ducati not for sale, says Volkswagen - report
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Ducati not for sale, says Volkswagen - report

Ducati is staying under the Volkswagen Group umbrella - at least that’s according to a report by Bloomberg, which cites ongoing opposition from the German company's powerful labour unions as the reason why the motorcycle company's ‘for sale’ sign has been temporarily removed...


2017 Honda CR-V v Volkswagen Golf Alltrack comparison
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2017 Honda CR-V v Volkswagen Golf Alltrack comparison

Car reviewers usually determine which cars to compared based on the vehicle ‘segment’ they occupy. Medium SUVs take on medium SUVs, small hatches take on small hatches, and so on… Yet we know based on buyer data, and personal experience alike, car buyers don’t always think in these terms...


2018 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg returns with next year's tech
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2018 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg returns with next year's tech

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition has been announced this week, reviving the nameplate and bringing more technology for the new model year. Limited to just 250 units this time round, the Wolfsburg Edition of the jacked-up Passat kicks of at $54,990 plus on-road costs - $4200 more than the Passat 140TDI Alltrack base car...


2018 Volkswagen T-Roc revealed
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2018 Volkswagen T-Roc revealed

The 2018 Volkswagen T-Roc has been officially revealed overnight, joining the larger Tiguan, Touareg and Atlas/Terramont in the company's global SUV line-up. Serving as the crossover companion to the Polo hatch like the Tiguan is to the Golf, the T-Roc is Volkswagen's first foray into the compact SUV segment, which is dominated by the likes of the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V...


Volkswagen T-Roc R SUV in testing for potential launch - report
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Volkswagen T-Roc R SUV in testing for potential launch - report

The upcoming Volkswagen T-Roc crossover could potentially spawn an all-out 'R' variant, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Autocar, the company's research and development boss, Frank Welsch, said he had a development vehicle already commissioned "for testing" because he "likes the idea" of such a model...


Volkswagen Microbus confirmed - electric Kombi successor coming in 2022
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Volkswagen Microbus confirmed - electric Kombi successor coming in 2022

The dream is set to come true for hippies and fans alike - the Volkswagen Microbus is going to return, for real, in 2022. The German company announced that the all-new model will be shaped on the I.D. Buzz concept electric van, which debuted earlier in 2017 at the Detroit motor show...


2017 Beetle Sunshine Tour breaks registrations record
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2017 Beetle Sunshine Tour breaks registrations record

Fans of one of the world's most loveable cars, the Volkswagen Beetle, will be converging next week on the beach of the German Baltic Sea for the 2017 Beetle Sunshine Tour. Now in its 13th year, the world's largest Beetle meeting has 721 cars registered, achieving a new record. This year's theme is “Welcome to America”, celebrating the Beetle's success in the country...